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Collage of selected top ten books of 2020
Tina Lerno, December 23, 2020

It’s the time of year for lists: recommendations, best of’s, and favorites.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 27, 2020

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


vintage tv set
Christa Deitrick, June 19, 2020

In celebration of Father’s Day, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and pay tribute to 10 of our favorite TV Dads.


Film adaptations of Shakespeare's works
Elizabeth Graney, April 23, 2020

Did you know that scholars are uncertain as to Shakespeare’s actual birthday? We have a record of his baptism on April 26, 1564 and a burial marker that states he was 52 when he passed, but no more physical evidence to go on.


Happy girl and boy playing at home in a homemade tent
Laura Duncan, April 14, 2020

As many of us are spending more time at home right now, it can feel like our whole lives take place in front of a screen. With regular schools closed, children are studying at home and spending their days in a digital classroom, with breaks for games, movies, and playdates online.


Looking up at the dark, starry night sky with a telescope
Jack Stephens, April 13, 2020

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Stephen Hawking


Book covers
Robert Anderson, April 09, 2020

Like the current year, 1920 was an eventful one for the United States. The “Spanish Influenza” epidemic of the previous two years, which we’ve heard a lot about recently, had taken 675,000 American lives, including more than half of the 116,000 who died while serving in World War I.


a man and his giant record collection
Daniel Tures, April 07, 2020

Way back in the 1980s, for that BFF or pen pal or special someone, you would make mixtapes. The perfect set of songs, lovingly curated to express your eternal friendship, your inspiration, the dark abyss of your misunderstood heart, your super coolness or your tender feelings.


Sepulveda becomes a lonely road, [1963]. Valley Times Collection
Glen Creason, March 31, 2020

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.―Henry David Thoreau


women holding her library card wearing headphones
Daniel Tures, March 26, 2020

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ―Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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